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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Berger-Sweeney reflects on her first semester at Trinity

BENJAMIN CHAIT ’16 FEATURES EDITOR I met with President Joanne Berger-Sweeney on the rainy Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving break. We met rather early—8:30 a.m.—but by that time President Berger-Sweeney had already walked her dog, attended a parent-teacher conference, and amassed over 5,000 steps on her pedometer. She offered me a piece of Lindt chocolate as… Continue Reading

Trinity College hosts event on Ferguson

THEO PESIRIDIS `18 STAFF WRITER On the evening of Thursday,Nov. 23, a group of Trinity students, faculty, clergy, and others members of the community met at the Trinity College Chapel to stand in solidarity with St. Louis, Missouri. The event symbolized Trinity College’s stand with Ferguson, and its firm belief in peace and equality. The… Continue Reading

Hillel hosts discussion on Ugandan Jewish community

CHRIS BULFINCH `18 STAFF WRITER This past week, the Trinity community had the opportunity to meet an individual whose life serves as a fascinating look at the intersections of history, education, and gender. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, Trinity Hillel hosted this engrossing speaker, a young woman named Shoshanna Nambi. Hailing from Uganda, Nambi is a… Continue Reading

Tensions over religion rise and cause strife in Israel

BHUMIKA CHOUDHARY ’17 STAFF WRITER Israel has been an unstable region since the 1890s. The presence of two religious groups in one county is the core reason to the social turmoil. Israelis and Palestinians have been fighting for territorial and regional dominance. Foreign presence worsened the Arab Israel conflict further because false promises were made… Continue Reading

Searching for truth among rumors about Ferguson

MADISON OCHS ’18 STAFF WRITER It’s been almost four months since the infamous shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The grand jury tasked with deciding the fate of the shooter, police officer Darren Wilson, is rumored to be on the precipice of releasing a verdict. In anticipation of this major event Missouri Governor, Jay… Continue Reading

The Journey of “Word by Word” by Christopher Hager

KELLY VAUGHAN ’17 CONTRIBUTING WRITER   Professor Christopher Hager, Associate Professor of English, was recently awarded the prestigious Frederick Douglass Prize for his book, “Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing (Harvard University Press, 2013).” Professor Hager has conducted research in slavery, emancipation, and Civil War-Era literature, which contributed to his interest in… Continue Reading